Reduction of Wildlife Trade and Poaching
This feasibility study was conducted in Pu Mat and Yok Don National Parks to assess the feasibility of implementing a project to support Vietnams national efforts to prevent future outbreaks of zoonotic diseases through improved biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. By involving local and indigenous people, the project is expected to have a positive impact on improving livelihoods while better controlling legal wildlife trade and reducing illegal exploitation of natural resources. In addition, the proposed project is embedded in the One Health Initiative, an integrated approach that calls for increased multidisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation and communication to address diseases that occur at the human-animal-ecosystem interface and pose a threat to human and animal health. Overall, the project will support Vietnam in its efforts to reduce and control wildlife trade and prevent risks for the spread of zoonotic diseases.